Relationships: to walk

wasteland catastrophe

Working it out along the way…

A reflective essay by independent curator John Barret-Lennard describing walking practices from the 1990s and 2000s in comparison with the 2013 fast|slow|complex exhibition. There is no easy entry into this exhibition or to the art work of Perdita Phillips. One must set out at one’s own pace, picking a way over the obstacles encountered, negotiating …

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foot fell fell foot

foot fell

Digital inkjet print. Moss and lichen take foot

herethere leftright

Walk ’til you run out of water

This image essay brings together notions of dehydration and lostness in outback walking (based on personal experience) with its ecological counterpoint of the rapid change occurring in our world today. Analogical comparisons are drawn between the point where walking loses its rhythm (because of exhaustion) with ecosystems that, too, appear to have lost their way.



Digital inkjet print on paper. Two holes


Digital inkjet print on paper. A knife in the sky

Tate Modern

pale tulips

Digital inkjet print on paper. Outside the Tate Britain, the last of the season’s tulips

drift ascent

drift ascent

Digital print on archival paper. Two of a number of prints developed as part of The Laramide Project in a Walking and Art themed residency

Paradise Hotel

A walk for Busselton

Documentation of walking place – Busselton Entrance Statement Investigation project

Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel

Digital inkjet print on paper. An ecologue: paradise in Busselton

Macropus eugenii (tammar wallaby) by by Perdita Phillips

Macropus eugenii (tammar wallaby)

Installation. In an exhibition whose theme was mapping the radio tracking data of a two tammar wallabies on Garden Island off the coast of Perth are reproduced as a floor map. The blue (female) and aqua (male) marks are technologically mediated signatures at 1:100 scale

Vade mecum 2006

vade mecum

10 public walking events were the outcome of a 10 week studio residency at PICA. They varied from a night bat walk at Kings Park to a Victorian melodrama by young actors in the grounds of Queens Garden.